Culture in Art
Yahui Gao ’20 MFA (Furniture Design) designs and creates work that contributes to the transformation of an environment, bringing us closer to a feeling of home. The circle becomes a primal connection to her work. The circle means being together, harmony and completeness, and all-encompassing in Chinese culture and Asian philosophy. Also, the circle is a form that exists everywhere in daily life, from the sun and moon, throughout human culture, architecture and the everyday household. Gao creates individual pieces of furniture as well as other objects that share a sophisticated, cohesive atmosphere that remind us of home and a comfortable and happy environment.
These are pieces featured in Gao’s thesis exhibition. They exemplify how she incorporates culture in art.